Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Ariel!

Although I'm a few days late posting this, Ariel celebrated her Tenth Birthday on Saturday! Hard to believe this goofy 'puppy' is now a senior citizen. She still looks mighty good, but she has started to slow down a little.

In honor of her Birthday, I got some all white, all sugar snack cakes and let her have one and Boone have one. They also got a pig's ear each, some jerky snacks and assorted other goodies.

Ariel has always had finicky eating habits. If she were a person, she would be one of those kids that who saves and hides their candy bars behind the bed to keep the other kids from getting it. Getting her to eat and not save her Birthday goodies took some patience. She finally dived into the cake, as you can see in the bottom photo, but she still hasn't eaten her pigs ear!
Boone gobbled, his cake, treats and pigs ear in about two minutes and then sat there and stared at Ariel's goodies!
Anyway, happy birthday, good old girl. It's been a wonderful ten years!


Allena said...

i love the shelties. Ariel is a sweetgeart, Happy Birthday Ariel!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Our collie was always a very dainty eater, and wasn't fond of being watched. Maybe it's a collie thing! Ariel sure is beautiful. Happy birthday to the lady!